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Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy in a patient with pacemaker syndrome.

Authors
  • Rotondi, Francesco
  • Manganelli, Fiore
  • Di Lorenzo, Emilio
  • Marino, Luciano
  • Candelmo, Fiore
  • Alfano, Ferdinando
  • Stanco, Giovanni
  • Rosato, Giuseppe
Type
Published Article
Journal
EP Europace
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2009
Volume
11
Issue
12
Pages
1712–1714
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/europace/eup281
PMID: 19801564
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report the case of a 71-year-old woman, with a dual chamber pacemaker (PM), in whom a PM syndrome, due to loss of atrial sensing and pacing, was associated with a tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC). The repositioning of the atrial lead immediately improved symptoms, whereas complete regression of left ventricular wall motion abnormalities occurred after 1 month. We hypothesize that haemodynamic and hormonal responses associated with a PM syndrome, such as increased levels of catecholamines, may account for TTC in our patient.

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